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20 pounds lighter at Easter 2008

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Easter 2010 - maintaining my weight loss

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2020 - a year of change. Time to refocus on me to make my change happen and stay.

2018 - I am 3 months into my resurgance. I'm down 20 pounds and have a very good exercise program in place. I'm blogging my progress each week and measuring myself every 2 weeks. Next goal is to lose another 15 by Christmas. I need to figure out how to maintain once I get where I am so I break this vicious cycle.

2016 - With my handy fitbit, I've been walking and riding my bike. Trying to maintain 5 miles each day in steps. Maintaining my weight. Would love to lose a few more pounds, but more focus on staying active.

2014 - 2 hip replacements behind me and new right shoulder rotator cuff tear fix - as my DH says, I'm now the bionic woman. No more excuses. Time to fix up the rest of the body and it's only me standing in the way.
In 2011 I got sidelined with a hip replacement and the result was not as much cardio as I had hoped and a gain of 25 pounds. Now I'm back to the basics and doing what worked the first time that allowed me to lose the weight and keep it off for 4 years.
In 2010 I planned to walk 500 miles I ended up walking/biking 650 miles which I was thrilled about. In 2011 my new goal is to bike 1000 miles this year.

1000 is a daunting number but if you break it down that's about 85 miles a month, or 22 miles a week or 3 miles a day. That's doable!!! So I don't look at the 1000 I look at the monthly total. SP allows me to track my mileage each day to see how I progress and I have to admit it keeps me energized.

I'm off to a great start with 100 miles under my belt in January. February - I decided to act as a newbie and really pulled out the stoppers for exercising. After only 8 days I've already biked 50 miles so I would say my February total is doable.
May 2010 - I bought a recumbent bike and plan to start adding some cycling into the mix to add some diversity to my workout program. With the addition of cycling I'm increasing my yearly goal to 1000 miles.

January 2010 - Gained back some of the hard won weight I lost by not paying attention and slacking off on the cardio. So time to recommit and get back to where I was before it gets out of hand.
- I will walk 500 miles in 2010. That gives me about 10 miles a week to walk. (even if it means using the dreaded treadmill)
- I will stay within my daily calorie range.

Sept 2008 - Maintaining well - total loss is 37 pounds.

July 2008 - I'm down 33 pounds and have decided to move towards maintaining but also hope to shed 8 more pounds. I know this will mean I will be eating a bit more calories then I was the first 6 months so these last 8 pounds will take longer. But I hope that this will put me in a normal routine of where I will be when I reached my goal.

Other weight loss benefits:

Starting BMI: 31.5
Current BMI: 26
Dropped : 5.5 points!!!!

Starting Neck Measurements: 14.5
Current Neck Measurements: 13
Inches lost: 1.5 inches!!

Starting Bust Measurements: 42
Current Bust Measurements: 36
Inches lost: 6 inches!!

Starting Waist Measurements: 38
Current Waist Measurements: 30.5
Inches lost: 7.5 inch!!

Starting Hip Measurements: 46
Current Hip Measurements: 39.75
Inches lost: 6.25 inches!!

Total Inches Lost = 21.25 inches. Woo hoo!

Member Since: 3/23/2007

Fitness Minutes: 261,377

My Goals:
To lose the added pounds I gained back while I was not paying attention.

Walk 5 miles each day with one day off a week
Minimum of 30 min exercise each day (even on my off day)
Eat within my calorie range.and DRINK DRINK DRINK 1/2 my body weight in water or Az Tea.

My Program:
I'm drinking my water diligently. This means eating between 1200-1500 calories and continuing with my walking or Biking program 5-6 days a week with strength exercising 3 times a week.

Personal Information:
60 and hunkering down because of the pandemic going on around us.

Other Information:
I love to quilt and read mysteries.

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    Thanks for reading my blog - I'm determined to make the changes I need to make to drop this weight forever! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Hi Connie, I saw you on the "Community Home" "Spark Pages" today. Congratulations!
    596 days ago
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    902 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog and the encouragement. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay
    916 days ago
    I appreciate your blog visit. I hope you will have a fantastic Friday.

    "Speak kindly of yourself. Set goals and follow through by honoring your word. Write down your positive attributes and affirmations, then read them daily. See yourself living as though you’ve already achieved your goals. Each morning awake with an attitude of love and gratitude, give thanks for all that you are and tell yourself, 'I love being ME!'"-Carol Whitaker
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